Make Up Week So this is make up lesson week at the farm. Meaning we have a break week in between a few lesson weeks to get make ups done. That way at the end of the session we aren’t stuck trying to cram all the make up’s in. So I only had three lessons … Continue reading Monday, Monday
Written by Amelia, Cool’s new owner! First Riding Cool I don’t remember the first time I rode Cool. I know that the first time I rode him was one of the first times I had ridden a horse that wasn’t an experienced lesson horse like I was used to riding. The most difficult horses I … Continue reading Cool Update!
It Came To Me In A Text! My Uncle George sent me a text the other day, with a link to a Lipizzaner stallion performance that was on a television network overseas. Evidently, these stallions have not had one of their complete performances televised in over 50 years! It is a long performance, and not … Continue reading Lipizzaner Stallions Television Performance!
Not Exciting, But Necessary A complete equine first aid kit. All barns have first aid kits for their horses ( or they should ). Some horse owners even have one especially for their horse. The thing is, at least at our farm, a lot of time things in the first aid kit get used up … Continue reading A Christmas Present For The Whole Barn- First Aid Kit For Horses
Started With Morning Chores As all weekend days do. They started with taking care of the barn chores. It doesn’t take long though. There was a whole gang of us yesterday. We wanted to get done so we could ride! Sunday Games We have played mounted games the past two Sundays. It was so much … Continue reading Sunday Funday 11/22!
Probably Sounds Pretty Lame Right? Well, considering that I have only walked and trotted. With a few steps of canter here and there since I got hurt, I never would have expected I would stay on if my horse bucked. I did though! Sunday Funday A group of us at the barn were playing mounted … Continue reading My Horse Bucked And I Didn’t Fall Off!
Why? For one I used to keep a journal of my lessons. Making notes on what we did and how the students are progressing. Prior to my TBI, I could do the lessons and then come inside and write in the journal. Now, I can’t remember by the time I get inside exactly what happened, … Continue reading Monday Lesson Report
Where Have I Been? I have had computer trouble. Then internet connection trouble, then blog trouble. On top of a crazy schedule out at the barn, and of course Halloween. I have been slacking, but I’m back! A Photographic Update! Spooky Mornings At The Farm Building A New Run In Shed At The Back 40 … Continue reading Catch Up Post!
You May Remember Finny From A Post Before I posted about him a while back and how he was misbehaving. Acting a fool and bucking. Well he got over that, thank goodness. Since then though he was intermittently unsound for a month or two. Until recently, when he has been unsound all the time. The … Continue reading Finny’s Feet
Why Do We Need To Learn This Skill? Well, the first reason is that you should be able to control your horse’s speed within each gait. You should be able to take longer strides or shorter strides. Depending on the situation you are. Lengthening and shortening is a good skill to learn if you are … Continue reading Exercise For Lengthening And Shortening Canter Strides